RE curriculum key stage 3

Example schemes of work and other resources for teaching religious education at key stage three.

It is important that students bring a certain
ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies;
they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.

Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974)

In the new syllabus, you will be expected to teach the following units over the course of key stage 3; the order that the units are taught is up to the individual school. The schemes posted here contain examples of how the material can be delivered.

KS3.1: Belief and practice: Buddism
KS3.2: Belief and practice: Humanism
KS3.3: Belief and practice: The Baha'i Faith
KS3.4a: Religion in writing or KS3.4b: Founders of traditions (This example focuses on the Buddha; you could also look at the founders of a range of religions)
KS3:5: Why do we suffer?
KS3.6: Creation stories (revised 2016)
KS3.7: Beliefs regarding death, 2
KS3.8: What belief means to me
KS3.9: Moral dilemmas, 2a, Moral dilemmas, 2b
KS3.10: Seeds of unity, 2 (Revised 2016)
KS3.11: History of belief in the UK, 2
KS3.12: Inspired leadership
KS3.13: Mixed metaphors
KS3.14: Spirituality in sound and music
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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021